Emperor Showa Drama "Emblematic Emperor" early exploration apparently August 17, 19:07

The Emperor Showa, who became a “symbol” from the “monarch” in the post-war Japanese Constitution, changed to the monarchy ’s consciousness, while the first Japanese Imperial Household Minister ’s “Worship Record” wrote a dialogue with the Emperor Showa. The figure of exploring the symbolic emperor's statue, such as being able to dispel and sometimes giving political remarks, was clearly described. The expert who analyzed it points out, “It is a valuable resource that can be used to understand where the symbolic emperor's behavior should be determined.”

Michiji Tajima, who was the first civilian-general secretary of the Imperial Household Agency, wrote "Worship Record" for five and a half years from 1948 under the Constitution of Japan created after the war. He served as the head of the Imperial Household Agency and its predecessor Miyanai Prefecture. During his tenure, he recorded in detail the conversations with Emperor Showa over 300 times over 600 times.

After the war, Emperor Showa, who became a “symbol” from the “monarch” by the Japanese constitution, "I'm trying my best" or "I think I should do my best to keep the relationship between the imperial family and the people and the current situation. I'll do my best. “When you noticed me, please let me know,” he said, and as a “symbol,” he changed himself and showed repeatedly his determination to build new relationships with the people.

Also, paying attention to shortening the distance with the people, and in the worship on February 25, 1947, strengthening security during local visits became a hot topic, "for that purpose the close imperial family and the people approach If you go too far, it will be difficult to give the opposite impression even if you go out too hard. It has been.

On the other hand, in the worship service on March 12, 1964, the Japanese politics at the time when the conservative camp was divided in spite of severe restrictions on politics under the new constitution, `` If you are worried about the future, you should unite with Conservative Daidai, '' he said to Mr. Tajima. The scenes of urging political remarks, such as piercing nails, are repeatedly described.

Prof. Takahisa Furukawa of Nihon University, who specializes in the history of Japanese modernism, who analyzed the “Worship Record” said, “It actually solves the application problem of what the symbolic emperor abstracted by the constitution can do I didn't know what kind of conflicts, worries, or discussions were in the process until I saw this book of worship, that Tajima was the key man who decided the first stage of the symbolic emperor, It's a valuable resource that tells us where the symbolic emperor's behavior will be determined. "